Georgia Local Customs

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Georgia Local Customs

  • Southern Hospitality (Hi Ya'll)

    Atlanta Local Customs

    I moved to the Greater Atlanta area seven months ago from Texas. I am a very proud Texan so it was hard for me to leave my state and live in a new one. However, I was pleased that Atlanta was where I was headed because I heard nothing but positive remarks from people about the famed "southern hospitality". Due to my work (independent field sales),...

  • Neighborhoods

    Atlanta Local Customs

    A common concern expressed by several VT members and verified by my time walking around in certain areas needs to be addressed. There are some VERY bad neighborhoods in Atlanta. Do NOT walk alone, walk with expensive clothing or photography equipment, or any amount of money you would not be willing to lose. If you do get into a situation like...

  • Traffic & Driving

    Atlanta Local Customs

    We are a big city that spralls out to the suburbs, so a car is probably a necessity for most, although there are lots of folk who take Marta every day, so it can't be too hard. If you can get an idea in your head about the different neighborhoods, (Buckhead, Midtown, Downtown, etc) then you should be fine getting yourself around just about...

  • State Flower – Cherokee Rose (Rosa...

    The Cherokee Rose is the state flower of Georgia and was introduced to the United States during the 1780’s, where it soon flourished and gained its English name. The flower is linked to the Trail of Tears with its petals representing women's tears as they traveled from the Cherokees' home to various U.S. forts. The flower has a gold centre which...

  • State Bird – Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma...

    The Brown Thrasher is the official state bird of Georgia and is a Thrasher, not Thrush which is similar but is spotted below and has a shorter tail. The Brown Thrasher is reddish-brown above, with a white breast and throat streaked with brown, and two white bars on each wing. It has a long tail with a relatively large curved beak. Adults average...

  • lots and lots of counties

    Georgia has 159 counties which is only surpassed by the number of counties in Texas.Here is the county list in alphabetical order as of the 1950s: Appling | Atkinson | Bacon | Baker | Baldwin | Banks | Barrow | Bartow | Ben Hill | Berrien | Bibb | Bleckley | Brantley | Brooks | Bryan | Bulloch | Burke | Butts | Calhoun | Camden | Candler | Carroll...

  • Low Country Boil

    SeaJay's Waterfront Cafe and Pub on Jekyll Island off the ICW serves an all you can eat Low County Shrimp Boil. Their website says that their World Famous "LOW COUNTRY BOIL" Buffet Dinner are now available for two-day express home deliveryTheir recipe of shrimp, mild sausage, corn on the cob and potatoes served with cole slaw and rolls is $14.95...

  • state symbols

    The State Motto is: Wisdom Justice Moderation (it is on the state seal) for the three branches of government (legislative, judicial, executive).The State Tree is: southern live oak.The State Bird is: brown thrasherthe state flag has the state seal and 13 stars (Georgia is one of the original 13 states) and the red and white strips that represent...

  • Free parks on Wednesdays

    The Georgia park system offers free admission to its state parks on Wednesdays. Since its the middle of the week, the parks are uncrowded and waiving the admission fee is an extra incentive to go explore some of these great parks.

  • Civil Rights in the South

    I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Rather deliberately, the state that was so fiercely loyal to the Confederacy and resistant to changing the southern way of life became...

  • Georgia's Civil War history

    Georgia's landscape was the sight of many civil war battles and the state played a pivotal role in the Confederates stand against the Union. The battles in this state ended when the Union took the state capital of Atlanta, but several places were of strategic importance in this campaign and saw fierce fighting. Just north of Georgia, the land...

  • Deliverance

    Atlanta native and novelist James Dickey wrote this story which later became a movie and struck fear in the hearts of many, especially men. If you don't know why, just ask someone who's read the book or seen the movie. Portions of Dickey's novel were allegedly based upon a small town in North Georgia, and drew extreme criticism from the town's...

  • Georgia's State Marine Mammal

    This Sculpture was made by Keith Jennings in the fall and winter of 1995. In February of 1984 an expidition was launched from St. Simons Island which discovered the clving grounds of the North Atlantic Right Whale. The mothers give birth in near by coastal waters in the winter months. The calves and their mothers are in great danger and many die...

  • World Largest Infantry Training Facility

    A spawling Fort Benning covers most of Chattahoochee County, where camouflage seems like the day's latest fashion trend. As the World's largest infantry training facility, the county likes to boast of its youthfulness and the fact that America's largest number of single men live within its borders.

  • Please and thank you are...

    Please and thank you are essential parts of speech in the South. Use them liberally and frequently. At least try sweet tea, don't say negative things about Atlanta's foundations: Ted Turner, MLK, Coca-Cola, CNN, the Southern ways or the Southern grammar. Our grammar and English can be quite correct, even when slow, chopped, drawn-out, or pronouced...


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